Per Edgar Kokkvold

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Per Edgar Kokkvold
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Born (1946-03-26) 26 March 1946 (age 68)
Røros, Norway

Per Edgar Kokkvold (born 26 March 1946) is a Norwegian journalist.

He was born in Røros. He spent most of his career in Arbeiderbladet, where he was foreign news commentator from 1973 to 1984, foreign news editor from 1984 to 1991 and editor (not editor-in-chief) from 1991 to 1996. He is the secretary-general of the Norwegian Press Association since 1996.[1][2][3]

In 2006, controversy arose when Kokkvold advocated publishment of the Muhammad cartoons.[4] He received several death threats related to the controversy and needed police protection for long periods.[5]

In 2013, he was awarded the Fritt Ord Honorary Award for his fight for free speech and his commentary on media ethics and journalistic practice.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Per Edgar Kokkvold". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 23 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Redaktør Per Edgar Kokkvold (50) blir Norsk Presseforbunds (NP) nye generalsekretær". Dagbladet (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. 21 June 1996. Retrieved 23 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Norsk Presseforbund". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 23 November 2010. 
  4. ^ Hauge, Jeanette P. (4 February 2006). "Kokkvold "skytes" i video". Dagbladet (in Norwegian). Retrieved 23 November 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Kjersti Nipen (14 May, 2013): Fritt Ords Honnør til Kokkvold og Øy (Norwegian) Aftenposten, retrieved 16 June, 2013
Media offices
Preceded by
Gunnar Gran
Secretary-general of the Norwegian Press Association
1996–present
Incumbent